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(Originally Posted: 12/12/2005) NOAA Organizes Rescue Team to Disentangle North American Right Whale The NOAA Marine Fisheries Service is leading a team of federal, state, and non-profit biologists and scientists to rescue an entangled North Atlantic right wale off the southeast coast of the United States. NWS Wilmington is supporting the team by providing briefings of expected weather and sea conditions. Details...

  •  (Originally Posted: 12/4/2005)
    Winter Weather Awareness Week for the Carolinas
    Winter weather can hit suddenly and hard. Being prepared will make a big difference in comfort and in safety. The following are statements dealing with different aspects of winter weather:
    Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday |

    (Originally Posted: 11/16/2005)  a small image of the experimental precipitation graphics New Experimental National Precipitation Graphics Suite Data from standard rain gages is combined with hourly precipitation estimates from Doppler Radar to derive multisensor precipitation estimates. The suite of graphics includes precipitation for the last day, last 7-days, last 14-days, month-to-date and year-to-date along with archived data. Details...

  •  (Originally Posted: 10/17/2005) NOAA Announces 2005-2006 U.S. Winter Outlook NOAA forecasters expect equal chances of above, near or below normal temperature and precipitation for the Coastal Carolinas for the months of December, January and February. Details...

  •  (Originally Posted: 10/8/2005)  a small image of the storm total precip october 2005 A Look Back at Hurricane Katrina Significant Flooding Impacts Much of the Coastal Carolinas Heavy rain from Wednesday October 5, 2005 to Saturday October 8, 2005 caused significant flooding across parts of the area. A summary is now available with observed rainfall accumulations, radar estimated precipitation, and flood products and local storm reports issued by NWS Wilmington. Details...

  •  (Originally Posted: 9/26/2005) New Climate Pages Are Now Available Check out our new climate section with better organization and several new products. Click here to see a comparison of our new pages with the old, or click here to explore the new pages.

  •  (Originally Posted: 9/21/2005) Hurricane Ophelia Summary The slow moving hurricane brought over 36 hours of heavy rain, strong winds, and coastal flooding. Here is a summary of some wind, rain, and pressure information in addition to some radar images. Details...

  •  (Originally Posted: 9/2/2005) Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts Includes information on finding loved ones, help for victims, how you can help, health and safety, and government agencies and recovery response. Details...

  •  (Originally Posted: 9/2/2005) NOAA Mobilizes Resources to Aid in Recovery from Hurricane Katrina NOAA quickly mobilized a wide-range of its resources immediately following Hurricane Katrina's landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast. NOAA ships, planes and many experts are helping to assess the damage caused by the powerful storm that is responsible for widespread destruction and loss of life. Details...

  •  (Originally Posted: 9/2/2005) NOAA Images of Hurricane Katrina Damage This imagery of damage caused by Hurricane Katrina was acquired by the NOAA Remote Sensing Division to support NOAA national security and emergency response requirements. Details...

  •  (Originally Posted: 8/30/2005)  a small image of the turn around dont drown A Look Back at Hurricane Katrina The Hurricane Research Division (HRD), a part of the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), has made available summaries of aircraft missions into Katrina, satellite pictures, surface wind field analyses, and radar data from aircraft and land based stations. Details...

  •  (Originally Posted: 8/3/2005) NOAA Raises the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook A very active Atlantic hurricane season is underway, and with more storms projected, NOAA increased the number of storms in its 2005 hurricane season outlook. This season is likely to yield 18 to 21 tropical storms, with nine to 11 becoming hurricanes, including five to seven major hurricanes. Details...

  •  (Originally Posted: 7/31/2005) New Frying Pan Shoals Climatology Information Available The record of information runs from 1984 to 2003 and encompasses weather and wave information from the Frying Pan Shoals Light Tower and the new replacement weather buoy.

  •  (Originally Posted: 7/29/2005) Excessive Heat Occurred July 27-28, 2005 High temperatures and humidity resulted in heat index values well in excess of 105 degrees in many locations on July 27th and 28th. The National Weather Service has put together a summary of peak temperatures, dewpoints, and heat index values from across Southeast North Carolina and Northeast South Carolina. Details...

  •  (Originally Posted: 6/18/2005) Lightning Awareness Week is June 19-25, 2005 Summer is the peak season for one of the nation's deadliest weather phenomena-lightning. The Lightning Safety campaign is designed to lower lightning death and injury rates and America's vulnerability to one of nature's deadliest hazards. Details...

  •  Originally Posted: 6/14/2005) Experimental RIDGE Radar Display RIDGE (Radar Integrated Display with Geospatial Elements) allows radar imagery to be combined with geospatial elements such as topography maps, interstate highways, and rivers. RIDGE also adds the ability to overlay polygon warnings (which outline the locations where a severe thunderstorm or tornado warning is in effect) issued by the National Weather Service. National RIDGE Radar Sites

  •  (Originally Posted: 6/2/2005) Refresher Basic SKYWARN Training Now Available on the Web SKYWARN storm spotters provide valuable information to the NWS during hazardous weather. Basic SKYWARN training is now available as a refresher on our web site. Details...

  •  (Originally Posted: 5/21/2005) National Safe Boating Week is May 21-27, 2005 Each day during Safe Boating Week the National Weather Service will transmit a safe boating topic as a Public Information Statement. Please take the time to learn about safe boating, waterspouts, and vessel safety checks. Details...

  •  (Originally Posted: 5/13/2005) Announcing the "Carolinas Coastal Ocean Observing and Prediction System" Caro-COOPS is a NOAA-funded program, led by the University of South Carolina and North Carolina State University, that is focused on monitoring and modeling coastal ocean conditions in the Carolinas. Details...

  •  (Originally Posted: 5/6/2005) New Point and Click Forecast Map The forecast map on the home page has been updated and improved. The forecasts are now dynamically created from gridded forecast fields available in the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) which is prepared by NWS Meteorologists. The forecasts are no longer "zone" or county based forecaster manipulated text products. Carefully click on a location in the map below and a specific forecast for that point will be created. Details...

  •  (Originally Posted: 4/2/2005) Eastern Region Climate Outreach Toolkit The Eastern Region Climate Outreach Toolkit (now linked on our left menu) is a new web site designed to provide the climate community with quick and easy access to NOAA climate-related weather information. Details...

  •  (Originally Posted: 3/25/2005) NOAA Releases 2005 U.S. Spring Outlook NOAA has released the 2005 U.S. Spring Outlook for April through June. The outlook is calling for a greater chance of a warmer than normal spring across the Carolinas and near normal precipitation amounts. Details...

  •  (Originally Posted: 3/20/2005)  a small image of the turn around dont drown National Flood Safety Awareness Week is March 21-26, 2005 National Flood Safety Awareness Week is intended to highlight some of the many ways floods can occur, the hazards associated with floods, and what you can do to save life and property. Details...

    The NWS in Wilmington, NC will also be issuing statements (below) each day during Flood Safety Awareness Week...
    Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

  •  (Originally Posted: 3/12/2005) Severe Weather Awareness Week in North Carolina is March 13-20 This is the time of year to prepare for the threat of the upcoming severe weather season. A statewide tornado drill is scheduled for Wednesday, March 16 at 915 AM EST. The following are safety tips which will be issued each day during the week...
    Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday

  •  (Originally Posted: 3/8/2005, Updated: 3/10/05) Update: Severe Thunderstorms Produce Damaging Winds Across the Eastern Carolinas A line of severe thunderstorms moved across the area on March 8, 2005, producing damaging winds with gusts in excess of 80 mph. A report of the storms, including radar imagery, damage reports, and warning statistics has been made available. Details...

  •  (Originally Posted: 2/11/2005) New StormReady Supporter Program for Schools The NWS Wilmington, NC Office is now launching a campaign to extend the level of weather-readiness to schools. There is perhaps no greater potential weather disaster than one that impacts a school full of children. Find out how your school can become StormReady. Details...

  •  Originally Posted: 2/6/2005)  a small image of the ground hog day celebration 7th Annual NWS Wilmington, NC Groundhog Day Workshop a Success For the past seven years, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office in Wilmington, NC has conducted a workshop on Groundhog Day to provide an opportunity for NWS partners and users to get together to discuss various weather topics, and to learn about changes at the NWS. Details...

  •  (Originally Posted: 1/18/2005) U.S. Announces Plan for an Improved Tsunami Detection and Warning System Plans were announced to expand the U.S. tsunami detection and warning capabilities. The plan commits a total of $37.5 million over the next two years. With this new investment, NOAA will deploy 32 new advanced technology Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunami, or DART, buoys for a fully operational tsunami warning system by mid-2007. Details...
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